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Old 06-11-2018, 05:56 PM   #1
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So yesterday afternoon I was on an 8ft ladder with a tray of tools with plans to fix a hole the squirrels chewed in a soffit . I just got started when wasps started boiling out of the hole right in front of my face. My first impulse was to jump - a move I could have made successfully in my younger years. Somehow in that instant I remembered how unkind gravity and the sudden stop at the end can be to men my age so I chose to come down the ladder in an orderly fashion. Last night my face was swole up like the elephant man from 5-6 stings but that is a wise trade-off I suppose.
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:58 PM   #2
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You know the rules.... pics!
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:01 PM   #3
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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Or it didn’t happen
I'm in for the pics....


All kidding aside I'm glad your okay for the most part. Had a guy on our lease break his leg during turkey season this year. He was also using a ladder and he fell off (weird kinda accident on his part but it happens). Luckily I was at the lease with him and helped to get him to where he needed to go (he's retired and hunts alone during the week at times).

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:06 PM   #5
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Hope your feel-n better today brother.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:09 PM   #6
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Smart move be John. Wasp stings suck but sure beat a fracture.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:11 PM   #7
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I didnít think about taking pics until this morning and the swelling had mostly gone down - back to my normal ugly self instead of puffy-ugly
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:01 PM   #8
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Jerp hurt himself again. Hereís my shocked face.

Glad it wasnít worse.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:10 PM   #9
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Ouch! I think I woulda bailed!
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:11 PM   #10
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I somehow knew you would chime in, Jeff!
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:16 PM   #11
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So John, who are you calling to repair the soffit

Glad it wasn't any worse, at our age it takes forever to heal.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:54 PM   #12
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Good thing you didnt bail off, it could of ended up way worse, glad you are ok, relatively speaking......I suppose the wasps got a good bath of Raid this morning.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:12 PM   #13
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Good thing you didnt bail off, it could of ended up way worse, glad you are ok, relatively speaking......I suppose the wasps got a good bath of Raid this morning.
Yep I went back up at dawn this morning and emptied about half a can in the hole. I will try again but the neighbors may wonder why why I am wearing a deep sea diving outfit
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:18 PM   #14
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Here are the pictures of why he didnít move when the wasp started hitting him lol


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Old 06-11-2018, 08:37 PM   #15
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Glad you're OK. I had a similar issue last year with wasps. They were getting into my soffit and I must have used 4 or 5 cans of wasp killer and still didn't get them all. There were at least 50 dead ones laying in the grass under the spot where they were getting in. I tried a powder insecticide and I think they ate it. They were taunting me. So, I set everything up ahead of time, filled up on some liquid courage. About 2am I went out there and squirted a bunch of the powder in the hole and then sealed it off with silicone. I haven't seen a wasp since.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:11 PM   #16
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Chew can give ya some pointers!
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:30 PM   #17
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This thread did bring back flashbacks! But mine ended up with compression fracture of the L-4! Dang stinging bass turds.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:12 AM   #18
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Hope you are doing better and you made the right decision for your age. No disrespect intended. I am 52. My cousins husband is in his 70's and came off a ladder about 5 years ago. He hit his head and suffered a traumatic brain injury. A couple of weeks in a coma. He did come out of it but has never been the same and it seems to get a little worse every day. They worked hard to get to the point where they could enjoy their golden years and it all got shot to hell in an instant.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:22 AM   #19
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Get two bug bombs and drop in the hole hot. Then seal it up.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:28 AM   #20
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Hope you are doing better and you made the right decision for your age. No disrespect intended. I am 52. My cousins husband is in his 70's and came off a ladder about 5 years ago. He hit his head and suffered a traumatic brain injury. A couple of weeks in a coma. He did come out of it but has never been the same and it seems to get a little worse every day. They worked hard to get to the point where they could enjoy their golden years and it all got shot to hell in an instant.

-john
About 2 months ago a friend of mine (age 43) fell off his ladder and hit the concrete. Brain bleed, coma and died a couple days later. Huge shock to all who knew him. Left a wife and 3 young kids. Please be careful with everyday tasks like this. I think this was off of an 8' ladder.

Glad you didn't have to bail Jerp. Things can get sideways in a hurry with something like that.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:18 AM   #21
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Been there done that. Upside is your arthritis is all fixed up for the next few weeks.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:44 AM   #22
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Glad to hear you are OK John.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:53 AM   #23
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Stings do hurt but you made the right decision. Glad your ok now.

I was mowing the pasture the other day and bumble bees got after me. Only stung a couple times but miracle I didn't wreck out, lol.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:05 PM   #24
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Glad you're okay, John. Excellent reaction to remain calm and avoid a much worse potential injury.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:58 PM   #25
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Yep, you have to just take it and climb down. Got 43 stings from 3 different kind of wasps when I went into a deer stand in July without looking. All on one arm. BIL kept yelling jump, but it was 10' and like you I didn't want to break anything. Kinda freaked out, worried about going into shock, and we were a fair ways from any medical help. Put my arm in the ice chest, surprisingly that helped a lot. BIL said that was the toughest thing he had ever seen, I said better than a broke leg. Fast forward to when I broke my femur a year and a half ago, I assure you the wasps were a piece of cake.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:23 PM   #26
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Good call Jerp.

GonehuntingAgain on here broke his back a couple years ago hanging a mount in his living room. He was falling off the ladder and didn't want to break the mount. He landed on his feet but broke a vertebrae in the process from the sudden stop of gravirty.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:26 PM   #27
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Ya I would’ve jumped into a burning fire if they would’ve come after me glad your ok
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:30 PM   #28
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Glad it wasn't any worse!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:31 PM   #29
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Not sure I would have been able to stay calm in this situation.
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